Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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CUNHA FILHO, Roberto Rheingantz da; ALMEIDA JR, Hiram Larangeira de and CARTELL, André. Lipedematous scalp with early onset. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.1, pp.81-83. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000100012.
Lipedematous scalp is a rare disease of unknown cause characterized by increased scalp thickness with a soft consistence. We report the case of a 13-year-old female with pruriginous soft thickening of the scalp vertex and slow growth of hair in the affected area. Anatomopathological examination showed edema, sparse mononuclear inflammatory perifollicular infiltrate, and ectatic lymphatic vessels. Ultrasonography confirmed thickening of the subcutaneous tissue. This is the second report of the disorder in a patient younger than 18 years old.
Keywords : Edema; Scalp; Subcutaneous tissue.